Apple Releases iPhone 3.1 and SDK Beta to Developers

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Apple has just released iPhone 3.1 SDK Beta to developers:

iPhone SDK 3.1 beta and iPhone OS 3.1 beta are now posted to the iPhone Dev Center. These versions are for development and testing only and should be installed on devices dedicated to iPhone OS 3.1 beta software development. Please read the iPhone OS Pre-Install Advisory and the iPhone SDK 3.1 beta release notes before downloading and installing.

Available now via developer.apple.com, and TiPb once again reminds non-developers to stay clear, avoid potential problems, and wait for the general release.

(Thanks Quickpwn.com and everyone else for the tip!)

Rene Ritchie

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Michael says:

Looks like the Dev-Team was smart (as usual) in not releasing the jailbreak quite yet.

eTron says:

I can't seem to find a changelog of any kind. I have it downloaded for my 3GS. I'll see if I notice anything different and post it.

eTron says:

Definitely installing faster on the 3GS than the 3G. Should be done any minute.

terrance whitman says:

3.1 already. Seems like these apple guys can't get anything right. On a serious tip, the storm gets shit when it's not right on the first try. COME ON! Not hating it's a good thing that they try to improve.

icebike says:

Is releasing a SDK kit the normal way of fixing bugs? Or is that Apple's way of adding functionality?
I'm asking because I know nothing about the SDK....

Rene Ritchie says:

3.1 numbering + new SDK makes me guess devs will find more than just bug fixes?

rp says:

well 3.1 seems to have killed iPod on my 3GS so far...

antonioj says:

Yep Rene, that´s my opinion also. A minor revision should be numbered like 3.0.x, not 3.x

rp says:

scratch that... did a restore (which isnt the default after upgrading!) and now seems ok!

Jellotime91 says:

Who is betting that this will unlock the secret 4G chip and front-facing cameras embedded into every iPhone since the original? LOL..

frog says:

wow - didn't see this coming yet!
Steve Jobs must have cracked a few skulls when he started back a few days ago!

iPhone 3Gs.cz says:

i guess it will block ultrasn0w and some minor bugs, but adding .1 and also publishing new SDK means new functions. Do not know what it could be

Mike says:

Terrance, you flame baiting fool, RIM got the storm wrong on the first try. You can't fix that with a firmware update.

Nicky Deathbed says:

Fuck man tell me this has something to do with MMS getting launched soon....one more login through viewmymessage and I'm gonna short circuit!

iPhone 3Gs.cz says:

I guess also that they will come with update of carrier informations, as they are planning to start to sell it in many other countries in few weeks and they had to update information about tethering and mms per each carier

icebike says:

@Adam:
LOL.
Case magically change to matt finish too.

eTron says:

Forgot to update my device id in the dev portal and it wouldnt activate my phone. If any of you get stuck like I did use this tool to get your device id since iTunes wont let you get in for it.
http://support.apple.com/downloads/iPhoneConfigurationUtility20forMacOSX

eTron says:

ok so the link doesnt work there. Go to http://support.apple.com/downloads and search for iPhone Configuration Utility.

Blake 2 says:

AT&T allowing MMS perhaps?

Blake 2 says:

Glowing Apple logo? Joking joking.

Nicky Deathbed says:

Adding video cam feature for 3G would be awesome as well

killakow says:

@nicky That would be DUMB on apples part. they are much smarter than that.

iPhone 3Gs.cz says:

so when you click and hold the application icon, the iphone starts to vibrate with the icon

chris says:

The changes I've seen so far are all behind-the-scenes. There's a lot of improvements to OpenGL and Quartz. There are now APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them. I haven't seen anything else so far. It basically seems to be stuff that takes advantage of the iPhone 3G S features (things that couldn't be put in the 3.0 beta because the 3G S hadn't been released yet).

Muero says:

Here are the changes people have found so far:
AT&T carrier settings updated from 4.0 to 4.2
New modem firmware 5.08.01
Voice command over Bluetooth
iPhone now vibrates when move app icons

Muero says:

What the heck? Why did it take out my line breaks? I'll try again:
AT&T carrier settings updated from 4.0 to 4.2
New modem firmware 5.08.01
Voice command over Bluetooth
iPhone now vibrates when move app icons

D says:

It also turns on the oleophobic screen coating for the 3g and original iPhone 

stuffradio says:

@Killer It would be dumb on Apples behalf, great for consumers behalf!

dmackdaddy says:

Another way to get the 40 HEX code for your iPhone is to check it on XCODE. Its there if you have used your 3G[S] to work on your apps.

terrance whitman says:

Mike, you obviously cant fix the iphone with firmware upgrades if they have brought out the same exact phone for three years with minor adjustments. Is it me or is it you? MMS, Video. My old voyager had that. get outta here.

Jared Petry says:

Hmm, looks like the beta has already made it's way to torrent sites. That was quick. o.o'